Fatal accident reported near Spillville Saturday night

Two people were killed, and three are hurt after a two-vehicle crash just east of Spillville Saturday.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident was reported on 265th Avenue just after 11 p.m.

Iowa State Patrol says 42-year-old Christopher Mirich of Waukon was driving a Toyota Highlander, when he allegedly ran the stop sign at the intersection with County Highway B16, striking a Chevy Malibu. Mirich and a passenger of the Malibu, 54-year-old Laura Lubka of Postville, were dead on the scene. Three others were hurt, including Neil Heins, age 49, of Monona, the driver of the Chevy Malibu, and Scott Uhlenhake, age 36, of Luana, and Taylor Gerleman, age 28, of Calmar. According to the incident report, all of those injured were transported to WinnMed in Decorah. The official report also indicated no one was wearing a seatbelt.

An investigation into the crash is on-going. Assisting the State Patrol were the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, Winneshiek County EMS, First Responders, Decorah Police, Decorah firefighters, Calmar fire and rescue, Ossian ambulance, Howard County Sheriff’s Deputies, Iowa DNR, Protivin Rescue, Gundersen Air and Don’s Towing.

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